Friday, December 12, 2003

MacWorld rumors!

AppleInsider is already making its MWSF04 predictions with a new report today.

The site claims that a generally anticipated Powermac update will be announced at MWSF (that'd make three G5 updates in six months), featuring dual 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 GHz machines (even though AI also claims that IBM is delivering PowerPC 970's at upto 2.6 GHz to Apple along with the other clock speeds). Other upgrades to the G5 should include options for up to a Terabyte of storage (with AI speculating that it will be via four 250 GB hard drives), even faster DDR RAM, and support for a possible 1.5 GHz front side bus (that's fast).

Along with the new Powermacs, AI also claims that Apple will finally update the Xserve (it's about time! How does a G4 Xserver possibly compete with a Powermac G5?). Current rumors suggest that the new machines should see long-awaited G5s as well a 700 MHz-per-processor speed jump.

Really, this report offers more information on what we're already expecting. New Powermacs and new Xserves have been rumored for a MacWorld announcement for a while now (for a couple weeks with the Powermacs and a couple months with the Xserves). What's really interesting is the added details on each machine.

But the big unanswered question still remains. What will be Steve's "One more thing"? Last year it was the 12" Powerbook, and Mac Rumors only didn't confirm that (along with the 17") until a few hours before the keynote began.

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